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Loss Grief and Growth Education Project Introduction for Funeral Directors who will be teaching LGG

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Loss Grief and Growth Education Project. Introduction for Funeral Directors who will be teaching LGG. Developed with sponsorship from:. The story. “…had it not been for the hard work and dedication of teachers I never would have made it to college….” Yves Berthiaume. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Loss Grief and Growth Education Project

Introduction for

Funeral Directors who will be teaching LGG

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Developed with sponsorship from:

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The story...

“…had it not been for the hard work and dedication of teachers I never would have made it to college….”Yves Berthiaume

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“We need to address the needs of kids”

• Tours of the funeral homes

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“The most frequent question from teachers:

“How do I support grieving

students?”

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Curriculum development

• With sponsorship OFSA & OBFS

• Teachers from across Ontario developed curriculum– “Written by teachers for

teachers”– Linked materials directly to

Ministry curriculum & Ontario report card

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Current status

• 2009 FSAC assumed leadership

• Curriculum Services Canada (CSC)– “develop a resource for teachers not

curriculum”

• June 2010 LGG is launched nationally

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Loss Grief and Growth • honors the relationship between students

and teachers• acknowledges that teachers are connected

with students before, during and after the crisis is over, after “grief counsellors” have gone….

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Loss Grief and Growth

• honours the role of Funeral Directors as citizens in their communities

• recognizes Funeral Directors as a integral members of the interprofessional team with expertise in grief and bereavement

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Getting Started

• Contact your provincial association

• Get involved with the provincial Implementation Team

• Become familiar with the– LGG resource

– Presentation for teachers– References

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Preparing the ground

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FSAC

• Contacted Ministers of Education – June 2010

• Supporting provincial associations to help them implement project provincially

• Pilot projects to support learning for local and national implementation

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Provincial Teams

Approach• School Boards Directors/Superintendents • Principals Associations• Based on unique characteristics in each

province, may contact:– Teachers associations/federations– Private school associations– Curriculum departments both provincial and

school boards

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Provincial Teams

Depending on the province, contact the following groups and consider posting information on the following websites

• PE and Health Education

• Association for PE teachers

• School Counsellors Association

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• Introduce educators to the LGG resource.

• Build relationships with your community educators.

• Make an appointment with a contact person at the school

Funeral Directors

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Funeral Directors cont’d…

• Print a couple of copies of LGG (Follow guidelines)

• Use meeting time to discuss the resource and

• Offer in-service presentations to schools in your community.

• Other ideas?

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• Teachers

• Custodial people

• Office staff

• Support staff

Remember that the “school team” includes:

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Types of Presentations

• School staff meeting - 15 minutes

• Inservice – After/before school 1 - 1.5 hours

• Workshop - ½ - 1 day workshop– At the school– At the Funeral Home

• Professional Development Day– Contact the PD Day developers in the schools

or in the area office

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Cont’d…

• Follow up sessions– Plan yearly sessions

• Just in time sessions– Following death in the community

• Offer tours of the Funeral Home for– teachers– students– families

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Tips for Teacher Presentations

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Teachers appreciate:

• easily accessed resources which will help them teach their students

• conveniently scheduled workshops

• new knowledge for immediate use in the classroom

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• Clear rationale for learning new material.

e.g. Why should I spend time in this workshop?

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Efficient use of time during a workshop

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the opportunity to voice their opinions

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Sustenance is always

appreciated!

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Teachers also appreciate professionalism:

• Plan ahead

• Be organized

• Know your material

• Practice

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When you are preparing

• choose the presenter thoughtfully– Presentation skills– Ability to connect with teachers– Comfort with the content

• may want to invite colleagues to attend

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Materials for Teacher Presentation

• PPT for TEACHERS• Computer or projector with cords• Flip chart• Poster paper• Masking tape• Markers for flip chart• Markers for small group work –

– at least 3 different colours per group

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Materials continued…

• Copies of the LGG document• A form for gathering the names and emails of

participants • Name tags• Business cards• Kleenexes!

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Loss Grief and Growth Education Resource

Presentation guide for teachers

Access from OFSA & FSAC website

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How to access LGG resource

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www.curriculum.org

Accessing the document

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Thank you!

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A few thoughts….. about teaching….

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Connect with self

Connect with self

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Connect with teachersConnect with teachers

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Connect with their concerns

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Connect with the work

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Connect with

each other

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Connect content with practice

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Connect content and make it simple

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Connect with simplicity

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Connect with teachers

• best predictor of what they will learn is what they already know

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Our beliefs will influence how and what we teach

My personal bias – fun

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It has to be enjoyable in order to learn!”